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What motherboard should I get?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by fps_kyle, 15 May 2006.

  1. fps_kyle

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    Joined: 14 May 2006

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    I only have a price range of like £45 max. - Must ship to the UK! lol.
    Requirements are below :

    AMD Athlon 64 Support (starting at 3000+/3200+ but will be upgrading to 3800+ so bare that in mind)
    1x PCI-Express x16
    2x PCI
    2x S-ATA
    1x IDE
    4 RAM Slots [184 DIMM]
    On-board sound (2.1 at least)
    Standard ATX preferable

    Any recommendations? Thaaaaaaaaanks!

    edit// whoops, my first post and I put it in the wrong topic ;/ Could someone move this to the Motherboards board please, lol - sorry.
     
  2. Gashman

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    ASrock Dual-SATA2 fits all those criteria and costs £43.42 in total, can't think of anything else at under £45
     
  3. semi-pro waster

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    Welcome to the forums, you don't have too many choices, technically almost none if you include shipping.

    I'd probably pick something like the Asus A8N5X nForce4 as you have a good solid motherboard based on a proven chipset, however it is £50 even without shipping. Or maybe an ASRock but they are based on the ULi chipset which I don't think is quite as good.
     
  4. hp7909

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    • Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 (Socket 939 & Upgradable to AM2) AGP & PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-002-AK) £43.42 incl. VAT
    OcUK just put them up the other day, decent boards from what most people here say. Review here :D

    Also thinking of picking up one since I still have a AGP graphics card :(
     
  5. Gashman

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    another thing going for them is they have that AM2 expansion thing as well, as well as PCI-E x16 and AGP, there a bargain at that price and there getting some good reviews
     
  6. Teknodeamon

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    Location: Scotland

    there are some nice cheap 939 boards in the clearance and b grade section too
     
  7. fps_kyle

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    Joined: 14 May 2006

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    Thanks for all the help guys :)

    Much appreciated.